It has begun! We all knew it was just a matter of time and now the controversy starts!
What exactly is happening on the Red Planet? Are aliens really watching Curiosity's progress?
Are these images showing UFOs hovering above the rover, or something else?
We landed in the middle of a place surrounded by dust, artificial rocks, mysterious artifacts, UFOs, and dead pixels.
The problem we are facing is to determine what is what.
On August 5, Curiosity landed safely on Mars. Many of us followed the event and a loud sigh of relief was heard all across the world.
The rover made it! We made it! Now it is time to explore the Red Planet! We were all thrilled as soon as Curiosity
started to transmit the first images from Mars, but now we have problems...
Now we mustn't forget that NASA employees are not the only ones who are investigating the images closely.
There are many people who are convinced the Red Planet is occupied by an extraterrestrial force and they are determined to prove that
the space agency is part of a big conspiracy.
What better evidence is there than NASA images? Looking for anomalies and UFOs, people come across what they believe to be artificial
rocks and alien spaceships photographed by the rover.
It all started with the black and white image transmitted by Curiosity, shortly after the rover landed safely in Gale Crater.
The image made headlines right away!
Curiosity sent back an image to Earth of something that looked like a dust storm in the distance.
About 45 minutes later, another image snapped of the same location by Curiosity showed the dust anomaly was gone.
What was happening? Where is the mysterious artifact?
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Image credit: NASA
"If you look at the left image, we believe we've caught what is the descent stage impact on the Martian surface," said NASA engineer Steven Sell.
"The descent stage would have already impacted by the time this picture was taken," Sell told reporters at the JPL in Pasadena, Calif.
"But the evidence we have that this is something we caused is the fact that the same image from the same camera taken 45 minutes later --
that artifact is not there anymore."
A video captured by Curiosity" and released by NASA shows a white object lifting up from the horizon. It is followed by another object
at the left of the field of view, moving toward the right, slightly above the horizon.
Image credit: NASA
You can see the object in this video.
Just the other day, a new video emerged on the internet. Posted by youtube user
StephenHannardADGUK, it shows UFO-resembling objects in the Martian sky.
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Objects extracted from images sent by Curiosity.
"Four objects caught by Mars Curiosity, very difficult to make out on original image so I have used a few filters to highlight.
What are these four objects? UFOs, Dust particles, or something else? As always you decide," StephenHannardADGUK says.
Are these alien spaceships or is there an earthly explanation?
"After watching the video, it is actually quite clear that these are one-pixel sized image anomalies," said video analyst Marc Dantonio,
who has studied many UFO videos and created special effects and physical models for U.S. government projects.
"I fully concur at this point that these are dead pixels on the imager," Dantonio told
The Huffington Post in an email.
"All CCD [cameras] have them, and in a bland atmosphere like that at Mars, they would be very obvious as opposed to an
active atmosphere like Earth, where they could end up hidden for a long time before anyone noticed them."
As always when it touch upon such controversial subjects, there will be many debates and various opinions.
Are these dead pixels or alien spacecraft?
We still haven't answered our first question: What is happening on Mars? The case is simple really.
If we assume these objects are some kind of vehicles, then they are either space tourists watching Curiosity's progress or
the rover is observed by an alien civilization that that controls our actions in space.
A third possibility is a technical glitch, which is responsible for the appearance of these objects.
The total cost of the MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) project is about US$ 2.5 billion. The rover uses 17 cameras to shoot
high-quality photos and videos of the Martian landscape in black-and-white, color, and 3-D stereo, and we still see dead pixels!
NASA JPL has not yet responded and commented on these images. As soon as there is an official comment from the agency, we will inform you.
Written by Jerry Scott - MessageToEagle.com Contributor
About the author: Jerry Scott is an outspoken freelance journalist who really enjoys to write about controversial and important subjects that capture public's interest.
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